Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Travis Barker looks to continue his assault on pop culture with the impending release of his solo album "Give The Drummer Some, " which is scheduled for release March 15.
Details were released today about the album (read the full press release after the jump). You can view the video above for the album single "Carry It," featuring RZA, Raekwon, and Tom Morello.
Barker parlayed his initial success as drummer for pop-punk band Blink 182 into a successful side project, the trip-hop/thrash band The Transplants. His brand has expanded into fashion with his Famous Stars n Straps clothing/lifestyle line, as well as remix production for numerous hip-hop stars.
"Give The Drummer Some" will feature Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Corey of Slipknot, Tom Morello, Rick Ross, The Clipse and more.
Travis Barker Announces Details About Upcoming Solo Debut, GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, Due From Interscope Records on March 15, 2011
ALBUM FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS LUDACRIS, LIL WAYNE, KID CUDI, SLIPKNOT'S COREY TAYLOR, TOM MORELLO, RICK ROSS, THE CLIPSE, AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
FIRST SINGLE, 'CAN A DRUMMER GET SOME,' FEATURES THE GAME, SWIZZ BEATS, LIL WAYNE, AND RICK ROSS
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After unleashing two tracks, "Jump Down" and "Carry It," from his upcoming solo album on iTunes, and tantalizing his Twitter followers with tidbits of news, Blink-182 drummer and hip-hop producer Travis Barker has confirmed more details about the album, GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, which will be released March 15, 2011 by Interscope Records.
The first single will be "Can A Drummer Get Some," featuring The Game, Swizz Beats, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross. "Jump Down," featuring The Cool Kids, and "Carry It," featuring RZA, Raekwon, and Tom Morello, are currently available on iTunes.
Other confirmed tracks include "Devil's Got A Hold of Me," featuring hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse, "Misfits," featuring Steve Aoki, "Cool Head," featuring Kid Cudi, "Don't F*** With Me," featuring Paul Wall, Kurupt, and J Roc, "City of Dreams," featuring The Clipse and Kobe, and "On My Own," featuring Slipknot's Corey Taylor. More very special guests are in the works with details to be announced soon.
In addition to the list of musical artists that Barker worked with on "GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME," he has enlisted his favorite artists from the art world to come up with a visual representation of each track on the album. The who's-who list includes seminal artists from the street, tattoo, graffiti, fashion and music world: Slick, David Choe, Mr. Brainwash, Mike Giant, Haze, Munk One, Nate Dino, Skinhead Rob, Cool Head - Jeff Soto, Richard Sanchez, Risk One, Chase Tafoya, Chris Peters, Dire One, Mr. Cartoon, Maxx242 and Usugro. Each song's accompanying art will be rolled out in the coming weeks on Barker's website (http://www.travisbarker.com). Additionally, CTDGS's cover art was created by legendary rock & roll cover artist Pushead. Pushead has collaborated on revered classic album covers with such recording artists as Metallica and Dr. Octagon.
As Barker announced on Twitter, the album will include 12 tracks with 16 tracks to be included on the deluxe version.
In addition, Barker continues to be actively involved with his clothing and accessory company Famous Stars and Straps, his label LaSalle Records, and his band The Transplants (with Tim Armstrong and Skinhead Rob), are gearing up to record their third album. Barker, has also been in the studio with the re-formed Blink-182, who will release a new album in 2011.
Posted by Marc Cabrera at 1:50 PM